Applications are invited in the prescribed form so as to reach the undersigned on or before 25.01.2014
from candidates for taking the eligibility examination for the award of Post-Doctoral (General)
Fellowship (PDF) of the value of Rs.28000/- p.m. with a contingency grant of Rs. 20000/- p.a. The
examination will be held on 16th February 2014 at New Delhi, Bengaluru and Guwahati.
A. The term of the Fellowship shall be for a maximum period of 2 years, extendable by 1 more
year in special circumstances if recommended by the Research Projects Committee.
B. The maximum number of Post-Doctoral (General) Fellowships (PDF) available for the year
2014-2015 is 10 (ten).
Only candidates who have obtained their Ph D degrees in History/Archaeology/Museology
are eligible for this fellowship.
D. An application fee of Rs. 300/- (Rupees three hundred only) shall be paid in the form of a
Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Deputy Director (Accounts), payable at Delhi.
Candidates belonging to SC/ST/Physically Challenged category are exempted from payment
of the fee. (Second class railway or bus fare chargeable by the shortest routes from Railway
Station / Bus Stand nearest to their normal place of residence or from where they actually
perform the journey, whichever is nearer to the place of examination, will be reimbursed to
SC/ST candidates on production of ticket(s), provided the distance travelled is not less than 30
E. DETAILS REGARDING EXAMINATION AND INTERVIEW:
Post-doctoral fellowships will be awarded on the basis of:
a. Performance in the eligibility examination and interview
b. The project proposal
c. An assessment of the candidate’s Ph.D. dissertation (to be submitted only if called
for the interview
F. The Eligibility Examination will be for a maximum of 100 marks to be answered in 3 hours.
G. Questions can be answered in either English or Hindi.
H. The Interview carries a maximum of 100 marks.
I. The candidates will be required to answer one question based on historiography/historical
method, one question on the candidates area of specialisation and questions based on a
passage from a given source. Adequate choice will be available. The examination will address
different specialisations such as: Indian prehistory and archaeology, ancient Indian history,
medieval Indian history, modern Indian History, major themes in world history and
historiography and related subjects. Candidates are required to familiarise themselves with
recent literature on the subject.
J. Candidates who qualify in the eligibility examination will appear for an Interview at the
offices of the ICHR in New Delhi. Second class railway or bus fare chargeable by the shortest
routes from Railway Station / Bus Stand nearest to their normal place of residence or from
where they actually perform the journey, whichever is nearer to the place of interview, will be
reimbursed to eligible candidates on production of tickets.
Online submission of JRF applications starts on : 21.12.2013
Last date of online submission : 15.01.2014
Last date of submitting printouts of online application forms : 25.01.2014
Online Application forms as well as the details of the examination are available on the website of
the ICHR: www.ichr.ac.in
1. Indian Council of Historical Research reserves the right:
a. to fix criteria for screening the applications so as to shortlist candidates to be called for
eligibility examination & interview;
b. to increase/decrease the number of fellowships on its own discretion.
c. not to award any of the advertised fellowships.
2. Application of Reservation rules in the award of Fellowships is subject to certain clarifications to be
received from the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.
3. Eligibility examination conducted for short-listing of candidates should not be construed as a merit
test; the final selection will be made on the basis of combined performance in the eligibility
examination and interview.
4. No TA/DA or local conveyance shall be paid to the candidates (except SC/ST) called for eligibility
5. Applications for JRF/PDF should be submitted along with non-refundable fee of Rs. 200/- for JRF
and Rs. 300/- for PDF in the form of DD/Bankers Cheque/Pay order drawn in favour of “Deputy
Director (Accounts), ICHR” payable at Delhi. (Any deviation from the prescribed mode of
payment will not be acceptable.)
6. Incomplete applications as well as applications received after the prescribed date will be
7. Online submission of application is a must and can be done via ICHR website (www.ichr.ac.in).
Eligible and interested scholars
may apply on-line through the ICHR website (www.ichr.ac.in) and
submit the hard copy of the online application (containing an auto generated number) duly signed
along with prescribed application fee, self attested copies of the certificates of educational
qualifications, date of birth, experience and signed copy of check list etc. by post to the Member
Secretary, Indian Council of Historical Research, 35 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi – 110001.
The last date for online form submission is 15 January 2014 and last date for submitting the printouts
along with self attested documents is 25 January 2014. Submission of application both online and
printout of the same along with computer generated unique id number is mandatory. Hard copies of
applications without unique id no will not be accepted.